Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Jodi Arias Trial: Day 49

Trial will resume at around 9:30 this morning with the cross-examination of prosecution rebuttal witness Dr. Janeen "Baby Doc" DeMarte.

It was painful listening to her lie on the stand under the direct from prosecutor Juan Martinez, not to mention the fact he didn't spend anywhere near as much time with her as he did with defense witnesses Dr. Richard Samuels and Alyce LaViolette.

DeMarte tries very hard to make it look like she has extensive experience as a psychologist, but she's a newbie, period.

Moreover, if I were on that jury I would be asking myself WHY the prosecution couldn't find anybody anywhere in the United States who had experience comparable to Samuels or LaViolette to testify on the state's behalf.

Defense counsel Jennifer Willmott was still going through DeMarte's cv when court was dismissed yesterday. She has a long way to go before she finishes with this witness.

Update: DeMarte admitted under cross she was not qualified in the area of domestic abuse. Her cv was taken apart. She also mentioned how she referred to the work of Lenore Walker, a pioneer in the study of battered women and the cycle of abuse, but what wasn't brought out is Walker wrote the introduction or preface to the textbook Alyce LaViolette co-wrote that is widely read in the field but unread by the Jodi Arias haters although they continue to "review" it at Amazon.com.

Anyway, the trial did not resume after lunch. I don't know if it is because Jodi Arias was sick or something else happened.

It will resume at 9:30 tomorrow morning PDT.




Trial can be viewed at the Arizona Republic website, among live streams or can be viewed here on the blog:

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